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Wilt Chamberlain slept here

 

February 9, 2022



Completing the opening of the Country Inn saga.

Built on the former site of the misspelled “Town Getto,” the stylish La Conner Country Inn has hosted and provided lodging for some of the country’s biggest names.

None bigger, of course, than the late basketball legend turned actor Wilt Chamberlain.

Rick Thompson, an original Country Inn partner, remembers Chamberlain’s stay here quite well.

“In the summer of 1980, I think, but could have been 1981,” Thompson related, “it was a beautiful June morning when I received a call from our front desk that Wilt Chamberlain h...



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